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“NTN presents 2019 Tour of Japan” Press ConferenceApril 2, 2019Press Release

NTN introduced the “NTN Rotating School,” a sponsored event for learning about the environment and energy saving

NTN Corporation (hereafter, NTN) will sponsor “NTN presents 2019 Tour of Japan” (hereafter, TOJ), the largest international cycle road race in Japan for three consecutive years.*1

On March 27, an official press conference was held in Ebisu, Tokyo, where TOJ, the organizer of the event, explained the overview of the event, teams to participate in the event, and the course. NTN also introduced its thoughts on sponsoring the event and the event "NTN Rotating School." In addition, NTN exhibited the core product; bearings at the venue, and introduced some of the programs of the “NTN Rotating School” for visitors.

The “NTN Rotating School” is a hands-on program that enables visitors to learn about the environment and energy saving while enjoying attractions and workshops using bearings. The event is run by NTN employees at each race venue, and was held for two consecutive years from two years ago, when NTN sponsored TOJ. The event attracted many participants, including children attending nearby schools and spectators of the race.

NTN will continue to contribute to the development of local communities and the education for the next generation by sponsoring this year's race and holding the “NTN Rotating School.”

  1. Contributing to Regional Development and the Next Generation
    NTN to be Title Sponsor for “2019 Tour of Japan,” the Official International Cycle Road Race:Press Release January 21, 2019

(front row)The TOJ kids (back row, from left)TOJ Director Osamu Kurimura,NTN Managing Director Keiji Ohashi,TOJ Chairperson Katsumi Ishiguro

(front row) The TOJ kids
(back row, from left)
TOJ Director Osamu Kurimura,
NTN Managing Director Keiji Ohashi,
TOJ Chairperson Katsumi Ishiguro

TOJ kids receiving explanations of programs of “NTN Rotating School”

TOJ kids receiving explanations of programs of “NTN Rotating School”

“NTN Rotating School” held for three consecutive years

“NTN Rotating School” held for three consecutive years

Sponsored event “NTN Rotating School”

This year, NTN will continue to hold the “NTN Rotating School,” an event where participants can enjoy learning about the environment and energy saving.

The “NTN Rotating School” offers a variety of programs, including workshops for children and spectators in each region to learn about energy saving for a sustainable society, and hands-on attractions using NTN's core product; bearings for energy saving by reducing friction.

NTN Rotating School logo

NTN Rotating School

Outline of the race

Name “NTN presents 2019 Tour of Japan”
UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Official International Cycle Road Race
Official race logo Official race logo
Race class UCI Asia Tour 2.1
Organizer Cycle Month Promotion Council
Management Tour of Japan Organizing Committee (Secretariat: Bicycling Popularization Association of Japan)
Race Supervisor Japan Bicycle Federation
Entry Teams Total 16 teams (7 overseas, 9 Japanese)
Race Schedule

May 19 (Sun) to May 26 (Sun), 2019

  • May 19 (Sun) Sakai Stage (Osaka Prefecture)
  • May 20 (Mon) Kyoto Stage (Kyoto Prefecture)
  • May 21 (Tue) Inabe Stage (Mie Prefecture)
  • May 22 (Wed) Mino Stage (Gifu Prefecture)
  • May 23 (Thu) Minami-Shinshu Stage (Nagano Prefecture)
  • May 24 (Fri) Fujisan Stage (Shizuoka Prefecture)
  • May 25 (Sat) Izu Stage (Shizuoka Prefecture)
  • May 26 (Sun) Tokyo Stage (Tokyo Prefecture)

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